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Philadelphia Saturday

The paper towel holder was smiling at me (to cheer fellow blogger Stef of Three Daily Delights ) three daily delights link. (
Stef comments faithfully)

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Rodin Museum The Thinker

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Iron work shadows on stoop

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Hitching post and cobblestones

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Greenhouse at night

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iPhone pics from today’s walks

Regular camera photos to be uploaded at home when I’m back to computer

Guitar in window and a quote from John Lennon’s aunt

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Fête Paradiso at Governor’s Island Via My Sister

My sister went to Governor’s Island (in New York City) today.

Mary sent me some photos from her phone. You know she and I have been to a couple of carousels this year… Jane’s and Coney Island

Looked like a fun blog post in the making!   She did just that!  Thanks Mary. Her phone isn’t a smart one yet although I think it’s time to upgrade.

Fête Paradiso -Vintage French Carousel and Carnival Rides from the late 19th and early 20th century have been on display every weekend this summer, some to ride, some just to admire.

Fete Paradiso

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all en FrancaisEn Francais

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painted on tin

Carousel

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Thirteen Stars on the Flag

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The city skyline as see from Governor’s Island

and there was an art fair going on as well

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Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

Oops.  Between going away for the holiday weekend and my consternation about loyal and regular followers not being able to receive the blog in email, I forgot to do last Friday’s Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background.   Tomorrow there will be another challenge so this one is in just under the wire

 

This challenge was just that- a challenge.

Flatiron Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinatown

 

 

Fishmarket  Chinatown NYC

 

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A class trip picture in Central Park

 

 

Eataly Bread making

 

Breadmaking at Eataly NYC

Horse Eye

The horse’s eye at Booker T Washington Monument Park Virginia

 

 

Prometheus

 

From the giant Lego store- Prometheus

 

 

 

Eataly

 

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Farm Chicken

Chicken through the fence

 

 

 

Washington Square

Washington Square Park

 

Church Spire on Bleecker St

 

Homestead

A note I found in the back of the room

 

 

 

 

(Thanks to everyone who wrote and commented about my ongoing frustration that many friends and followers can’t even subscribe to the email to receive it.  What’s up with that , WordPress?  I have tried to send the link or forward the post and they don’t get it either.  AND from three different types of email- mac, yahoo and a virgin gmail account.)


This Little Piggy- Wait, It’s THIRTEEN Piggies- Guest Blog by Marlene and Donald

Down on the farm in Virginia.  Mar said it was dark in the barn. Thanks for a fun guest blog. We don’t see this in the city!

Lots of new life appearing at your neighbor’s farm.

Springtime action in corrals and pens and barn.

See proud future Dad.      His “wife” is sitting on 17 eggs.        (Not sure if Turkeys mate for life like other species you hear about. hmmmm)

Future Thanksgiving Dinner?

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Future Mom sitting on 17 eggs!

 

 

 

 

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Watcha Looking At?

 

Waiting for baby horses- another blog, another day

 

 

 

 

a litter of piglets eating lunch

 Click on Video below -A little dark in the barn.  That is if you want to see 13 new piglets scramble at feeding time.


City Rooftop Horsey

I’m sure there’s a great story behind the placement of this molded plastic creature, dangling from a wire frame atop a building!

You might remember, depending on how long you have been following the blog, that my friend Sally said that things come in threes.

And the day before that there was the horse of a different color. The post the day before that one was The Old Gray Mare (or stallion).

There was the steed left by a cowboy in an Arlington neighborhood alley, just like the one Chicago John rode as a kid.

And here is the latest one I caught yesterday as I sat in traffic in East Liberty and happened to see it up on the roof.

“Found” rocking horses or rocking horse heads in the city are a theme without my even realizing.  Maybe someone is going around the city and placing them for me to find!

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Here are the aforementioned horse sightings in the city cause let’s face it- who has time to return to old blogposts?

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Cowboy Ignores Sign Posted


Sally Said, Things Come in Threes

Drove to the Post Office at lunchtime to mail a package. On the way back to school I saw this horse’s head. Not the whole rocking horse, it’s true but  a horse nonetheless.  And Sally had said how things come in threes and to look for that third horse. One block from school.   He was waiting for me to find him?  There he was.  How many times had I driven by him before?  Who knows. But today I saw him.

What his story is I do not know.


The Old Gray Mare (or Stallion?)

Ain't what she/he used to be.

Snow flurries and found my lost scarf
at the third school I was in today.
Left through the wrong door
for where the car was parked.
Turned out to be a good thing.
Here’s what I saw.
I wish the snow falling were visible.

“It’s the Faces” V said, “the Faces…”

Just the detail of the horses today- they don't make toys like they used to. I did not throw them away. There's a book called HOW TO THINK LIKE A HORSE: The Essential Handbook for Why Horses Do What They Do by author Cherry Hill


What I Couldn’t Throw Out

Purchased in 1977 in New York City at Creative Playthings. Rubbery farm animals.  Nice to clutch and carry around when you’re almost two. I bought them for baby Mark who’s 34 now.  Maybe the paint is unsafe for the grandchildren, plus they have a hole in their stomach so whatever dirt and mold in the basement the past 20 years is living inside them.  I put them in the contractor bag to drag to the curb and I swear the cow’s eyes looked at me. I took them out. Photographed them.

Toy farm animals from my children's youth

Their faces have the loveliest expressions.


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